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Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%
Acceptance Rate75%

About Elmhurst University

Elmhurst University is a private, religious college in the suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois. Elmhurst University was founded in 1871. The college enrolls around 3,518 students a year, including 2,914 undergrads.

Elmhurst University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Elmhurst University. In 2022, Elmhurst University accepted 75% of applicants. In 2022, 3,762 students applied to Elmhurst University and 2,817 were admitted.

Elmhurst University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 65%
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 65%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 76%

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Elmhurst University is locatedin the town of Elmhurst, Illinois, in Chicago.

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College Info

190 Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296

Campus Setting: Suburban

Elmhurst University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Elmhurst University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Elmhurst University is Continuous processing.

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Elmhurst University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1170


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


980 to 1170


980 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Elmhurst University students is 1078. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Elmhurst University, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Elmhurst University.

Elmhurst University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Elmhurst University is like? There are approximately 3,518 students enrolled at Elmhurst University, including 2,914 undergraduate students and 604 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from IL and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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